Adventure UK

Applications are invited for Chair of Adventure UK.

Adventure UK is representative of a wide range of stakeholders from the UK adventure activities sector. The body was formally known as the Adventure Activities Industry Advisory Council and has added to its membership the UK Adventure Industry Group to form the new body.

The aim of Adventure UK is to represent the Adventure Activities Sector in the UK in order to ensure that end users have a safe and professional adventurous experience. This is achieved by:

  • Safety Accreditation: taking a coordinating role in safety accreditation of adventurous activity and managing, developing and growing Adventuremark through Adventure Activities Industry Advisory Committee (AAIAC).
  • Representation: being a single consultative contact point for Government and other agencies in the areas of safety, risk management and good practice
  • Guidance: being a point of contact for all stakeholders, sharing good practice, developing standards and guidance
  • Development: of a non-statutory Industry Scheme to replace AALA Licensing through the Option 3 Working Group (O3WG)

Adventure UK is the body of representative organisations who oversee the election of AAIAC members and the O3WG its work plan.

Current representation:

Adventure Industry Northern Ireland

Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres

British Activity Providers Association

British Cycling

Council for Learning Outside the Classroom

European Ropes Course Association

Expedition Providers Association

Institute for Outdoor Learning

Mountain Training

Outdoor Council

Outdoor Education Advisers’ Panel

Scottish Adventure Activity Forum

Scottish Advisory Panel for Outdoor Education

Sport and Recreation Alliance

Sport Wales

Wales Activity Tourism Organisation

Young Explorers’ Trust

Together with 4 Observers and Advisors

A full role description and person specification is given in the application pack, which is available from

Applications, together with two statements of support, must be returned by midday on Monday 14 October 2019 to from   [email protected]